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Old 04-10-2004, 10:20 PM   #1
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frequency out of range when X starts

I am running Suse 9 pro on a new dell power edge. It workes great but except when x starts my monitor comes back with "frequency out of range try other resoultions" how do i fix this. is there a file that i can edit to change the resolution?

Old 04-11-2004, 12:08 AM   #2
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I do not know for sure about SUSE or Slackware, but in Redhat the XF86Config file in the /etc/X11 directory holds the monitor and video card info, including horizontal and vertical refresh rates and resolutions.
Old 04-11-2004, 12:58 AM   #3
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boot in runlevel 3
when you start booting pass linux 3 as a kernel argument
the file /etc/X11/XF86config
contain your monitor settings, so you can try changing that.
Old 04-11-2004, 04:21 PM   #4
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You should set the refresh rates and resolutions to a lower setting until you raise it to its drop-off point.

ex /etc/X11/XF86Config part to change.

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 140.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
Old 04-11-2004, 05:34 PM   #5
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Kinda wierd but i reinstalled SuSe and it worked fine. I don't know why but it started up X just find. Any one know why?


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